how to dual boot? (was Re: adding boostrap code to boot system)

Jeremy C. Reed reed at
Sat Mar 4 16:48:06 PST 2006

walt wrote:

> but I recall that trying to set the rootdev gives me an error message in 
> both DFly and FreeBSD.

I tried again. I booted with LiveCD. Chose "6" for loader.
Typed "show" at the OK prompt.

It listed my variables like:
But no rootdev.

I typed:
  set rootdev=disk0s4a
And then:
  set currdev=disk0s4a

And "show" showed them.


The kernel from hardisk appeared to load (no CD lights on).

Then after it showed acd0. it did:

Mounting root from cd9660:cd0c
cd0 at ata1 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
. ..

And my CD light was on and it booted the Live CD configuration.

Is this correct behaviour?

When I use "boot -s" and then exit the single user mode, it boots my 
ad0s4a like I expect.

 Jeremy C. Reed

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